The Watchdog Index

Editor’s note: Nearly 30 years ago, Harper’s Magazine created its Harper’s Index, ©,  a one-page listing of “ironic statistics arranged for thoughtful effect.” The Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting herein launches our annual Maine version of the index,...
Improvements incremental for bail system problems

Improvements incremental for bail system problems

By Emily Guerin, Mary Helen Miller, Naomi Schalit, and John Christie Final story of a four-part series Gov. Paul LePage’s proposed budget restores to the state judicial system a position that in the past helped to improve the hiring and training of state bail...